Michael Knight and KITT may soon be bringing their adventures to the big screen. The LA Times reports that The Weinstein Company has hired Brad Copeland to draft a feature film take on the popular automotive action franchise.
The original “Knight Rider” series aired for four seasons on NBC beginning in 1982. It starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a crimefighter aided by the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), a highly advanced vehicle with its own A.I. personality.
“Knight Rider” was spun off into the short-lived “Code of Vengeance” in 1985 and, in addition to three different telefilms, received two sequel/reboot series, “Team Knight Rider” and just plain “Knight Rider” in 1997 and 2008, respectively.
In addition to work on television shows like “Arrested Development” and “The Inbetweeners”, Copeland has scripted big screen fare like Wild Hogs and Yogi Bear. He also wrote and directed the 2012 indie feature Coffee Town, starring Glenn Howerton, Steve Little, Ben Schwartz and Adrianne Palicki.